WE CAN'T STOP THE MIGRANT CRISIS BUT WE CAN STOP THE WAR
An estimate of 9 million Syrians have fled their homes since the outbrake of the civil war in March 2011, taking refuge in neighbouring countries or within Syria itself. According to the UNHCR over 3 million have fled to Syria's immediate neighbours Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan and Iraq, meanwhile, under 150.000 Syrians have declared asylum in the European Union. Pushed by civil war and terror, hundreds of thousands of people pulled by the promise of a better life have fled the Middle East and Africa, risking their own lives. Delegates of member states of the Human Rights Council talked about this blazing problem and ways of solving it today on the Faculty of Political Sciences in Banja Luka.
The main accent was on the migrant crisis in Europe. ''Most of the countries agreed that it is necessary to try and find a way to resolve the war in Syria believing that it could be the first step towards progress'', emphasises Yamen Hrekes, delegate of Syria. Following this statement he believes that it would be best if the sanctions against the Syrian people were withdrawn which would provide a better place for them back home and would also reduce the number of immigrants because the first and foremost rule of any human being is the right to a safe home.
Yamen Hrekes, delegate of Syria
In addition to all this in the National Assembly of Republic of Srpska, the Security Council was also debating the migrant crisis and war in Syria, and they also had an agreement about stoping the war and abolishing the sanctions against Syrian people.They proposed that the crisis in Syria should have been solved by a dialog between the Syrian government and the oposition. In the interest of resolving the migrant issues in Europe, the ambassador of the United Kingdom stressed that Britain can host 20.000 migrants in the next 5 years. That's a great example for the rest of the European countries to follow in UK's steps.
During the first day of debating all of the countries emphasised that they are aware of this critical situation and they will be putting forth a lot of effort into this, in hopes of resolving this crisis and helping the Syrian people in mantaining their human rights. Hopefully the upcoming resolution will make some changes.It's about building bridges, not walls.
Matko Sanjin Jovanović, delegate of United Kingdom